Yaba Millionaire Cops: Petition seeks departmental action against 4

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Staff Reporter:

The High Court on Monday issued a rule asking the government to explain as to why departmental action should not be taken against four policemen for their alleged involvement in selling 1 million (10 lakh) yaba pills in Cox’s Bazar.

The four cops are the then police super of Cox’s Bazar district AKM Iqbal Hossain, ex-DB officer-in-charge of Cox’s Bazar Manirul Islam, Sub-inspector of DB Kamal Hossain and Officer-in-Charge of Teknaf Police Station.

An HC bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal issued the rule following a writ petition.

Advocate Farhad Uddin Ahmed Bhuiyan stood for the petitioner while deputy attorney general Ekramul Haq Tutul represented the state.

The HC also issued another rule asking the government to explain why the selling of ten lakh Yaba pills should not be declared illegal.

Home secretary, Inspector General of Police, Director General of Narcotics Control Department and Deputy Inspector General of Chattogram range have been made respondents to the rule which is returnable in four weeks.

Supreme Court lawyer Abul Kalam Azad filed a writ petition with the attachment of  a report dating back to the time of the incident published in a daily vernacular newspaper under the title “Twelve policemen still working after selling ten lakh Yaba pills.” Three more newspaper reports were also attached with the writ.unb

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